CHRISTCHURCH: Bangladesh have cancelled the remainder of their tour of New Zealand following a terrorist attack at a mosque in Christchurch where several people were killed.
Bangladeshi cricket team were at the mosque for Friday prayers when the attack occurred. However, they narrowly escaped the attack.
News of cancellation of the third test match was given in a tweet message by New Zealand Cricket Board.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by the shocking situation in Christchurch. A joint decision between NZC and the @BCBtigers has been made to cancel the Hagley Oval Test. Again both teams and support staff groups are safe.
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 15, 2019
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed that all members of the team were escorted safely back at the hotel.
BCB tweeted, “All members of the Bangladesh Cricket Team in Christchurch, are safely back in the hotel following the incident of shooting in the city. The Bangladesh Cricket Board is in constant contact with the players and team management”.
All members of the Bangladesh Cricket Team in Christchurch, are safely back in the hotel following the incident of shooting in the city.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) March 15, 2019
In a Twitter message, the Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal revealed that the entire team was safe and sound.
He tweeted, “Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers”.
Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers #christchurchMosqueAttack
— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) March 15, 2019